Neighborhood Effects on Crime for Female and Male Youth: Evidence from a Randomized Housing Voucher Experiment

@article{Kling2004NeighborhoodEO,
  title={Neighborhood Effects on Crime for Female and Male Youth: Evidence from a Randomized Housing Voucher Experiment},
  author={Jeffrey R. Kling and Jens Ludwig and Lawrence F. Katz},
  journal={Public Economics eJournal},
  year={2004}
}
The Moving to Opportunity (MTO) demonstration assigned housing vouchers via random lottery to public housing residents in five cities. We use the exogenous variation in residential locations generated by MTO to estimate neighborhood effects on youth crime and delinquency. The offer to relocate to lower-poverty areas reduces arrests among female youth for violent and property crimes, relative to a control group. For males the offer to relocate reduces arrests for violent crime, at least in the… 

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